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The Thought Fox Russell Taylor L6IB English

The first line of the poem is very interesting. As the poet starts the poem with the word

“imagine” it gives me the feeling that the poet is beginning to create something, he is

trying to dive into his mind and unleash the power of his mind’s creativity. I think that he

has emphasized this point by using the alliteration of the words “midnight moment’s”. In

the second line the poet’s use of diction is very good. He writes “something else is alive”.

The word “something” suggests that the poet does not know what is alive so is trying to

find out what it is. So again this gives the reader a feeling that the poet is exploring his

mind his confused and entangled mind. The word “forest” suggests this point that the

poets mind is confused as a forest its self in reality is a vast confusing, entangled and

lonely place. In the third line “Beside the clock’s loneliness” the writers description of the

clock with the word “loneliness” really makes it clear that the writer is in solitude, and at

the end of the line the – ness on the word loneliness sort of lets the reader go, it lets the

readers mind flow and makes the reader notice the writers solitude. I think as well that the

last two lines of the first stanza are sort of a question that the poet desires to answer at the

end of the poem, these two lines bring the poem down to reality, they centre the poem and

provide the structure on which the poet writes the rest of the poem.

In the second stanza the poet says “I see no star”. This is interesting because it is a riddle

and it makes the reader slow down and figure out what the poet is saying. The poet

emphasizes with the words above that he has no inspiration yet, his mind still has not been

able to create something. The words above emphasize to the reader this exact point,

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